paralyze definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To impact with paralysis; reason enough to be paralytic.
    • to produce unable to go or work: paralyzed by concern.
    • To impair the development or performance of; make inoperative or powerless: rigid laws that paralyze economic activity.
    • To influence or hit with paralysis or palsy.
    • To unnerve; to destroy or impair the vitality of; to make ineffective
  • verb:
    • To afflict with paralysis.
    • To render struggling to go; to immobilize.
    • To make efficiently.
    • make powerless and not able to work
    • reason to be paralyzed and immobile
  • others:
    • To affect with paralysis.
    • To render helpless, worthless, or inadequate, as though by paralysis; deaden the action or power of in any way: as, the picture paralyzed him with fear.
    • additionally spelled paralyse.

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